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VOL. V. NO. 72 « 
FIVE CENTS 



OFFICIAL WEEKLY ORGAN OF 
THE NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY 


SATURDAY, JUNE 9. 1917 



Shade of Lincoln: “Remember he can not fool all of the people all of the time ” 






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National Unmans fartg 


NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, LAFAYETTE SQUARE, WASHINGTON, D. C., Tel. Main 5437 


Delaware, 17 East 7th Street, Wilmington 
Tel. Wilmington 5580 

District of Columbia, Lafayette Square, Washington, 
D. C ..Tel. Main 5437 

Illinois, 1004 Stevens Building, Chicago, Tel. Ran¬ 
dolph 1094 

Indiana, 611 Fletcher Savings and Trust Co. 
Indianapolis 


BRANCH HEADQUARTERS 

Maryland, 817 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Tel. Hit. 
Vernon 3279 

Massachusetts, 401 Phillips Building, 120 Tremont 
Street, Boston, Tel. Fort Hill 2825 
Minnesota, 206 Studio Building, corner Market and 
Fourth Streets, St. Paul 

New Jersey, 709 Union Building, Clinton Street, 
Newark. 


jVeio York, 13 East 41st Street, New York, Tel. Mur¬ 
ray Hill 5444 

50 East 42d Street, N. Y. City (City Committee) 
381 Main Street East, Rochester. 

Ohio, Rector Building, State and Sixth Streets, Co¬ 
lumbus. 

Pennsylvania, 213 Hale Building, Philadelphia, Tel. 
Filbert 5652 


OBJECT: TO SECURE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ENFRANCHISING WOMEN 

MEMBERSHIP : Open to all women who, regarding woman suffrage as the foremost political issue of the day, will support it irrespective of the interests of any 
national political party. 

ENTRANCE FEE : Twenty-five cents. There are no duea. 

Executive Committee 


Miss Alice Paul, N. J., Chairman 
Miss Anne Martin, Nev„ Vice-chairman 
Miss Mabel Vernon, Nev., Secretary 
Miss Gertrude L. Crocker, Ill., Treasurer 


Mrs. Robert Baker, D. C. 

Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, N. Y. 
Mrs. John W. Brannan, N. Y. 
Miss Lucy Burns, N. Y. 


Mrs. Gilson Gardner, D. C. 

Mrs. Florence Bayard Hilles, Del. 
Mrs. Donald R. Hooker, Md. 

Mrs. J. A. H. Hopkins, N. J. 


Mrs. William Kent, Cal. 
Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Pa, 
Miss Doris Stevens, Neb. 
Miss Maud Younger, Cal. 


Legislative 

Chairman, Miss Anne Martin 
Vice-Chairman, Miss Mabel Vernon 
Lobby Committee 
Mrs. Robert Baker 
Mrs. Alvin Barber 


Mrs. Gilson Gardner 
Mrs. William Kent 
Mrs. George Odell 
Miss Maude Younger 


National Departments 

National Headquarters Maintenance Committee 
Mrs. William Kent 


Pageant 

Miss Hazel MacKaye 


National Headquarters Manager 
Mrs. Ella Dean 


Press 

Mrs. Robert Baker 


Literature 

Miss Mary Gertrude Fendall 


Organization 

Miss Grace Needham 


Supplies 

Mrs. Bessie Papandre 


Eastern States, Miss Doris Stevens 


Field Secretaries 

Pacific Coast States Miss Margaret Whittemore 


Rocky Mountain States, Miss Margery Ross 


Lake States, Miss Elsie Hill 


Southern States, Mrs. E. St. Clair Thompson 


National Headquarters, Miss Virginia Arnold 


Executive Secretaries 

Pennsylvania Headquarters, Miss Caroline Katzensteln 


Miss Beulah Amidon 
Miss Lucy Branham 
Miss Iris Calderhead 


National Organizers 

Miss Bliss Finley 
Miss Mildred Gilbert 


Miss Sarah Grant 
Miss Alice Henkle 


National Committee 


Alabama 

Mrs. H. L. White, 

1026 South 32d St., Birmingham 
Arizona 

Mrs. H. L. Corl, Nogales (acting) 

Arkansas 

Mrs. Edward M. Jarrett, 

Little Rock 
California 

Mrs. Elinor Carlisle 
Pine St., Berkeley 
Colorado 

Mrs. Bertha W. Fowler, 

1225 Wood Avenue, Colorado Springs 
Connecticut 

Mrs. W. D. Ascough, 

456 Washington Street, Hartford 
Delaware 

Mrs. Florence Bayard Hilles 

17 East 7th Street, Wilmington 
District of Columbia 

Mrs. W. T. Burch, 

21 Madison Place, Washington, D. O. 
Florida 

Mrs. A. Leight Monroe, 

215 11th St., Miami 
Georgia- 

Mrs. Beatrice Castleton, 

312 Healy Building, Atlanta 
Illinois 

Mrs. Bertram Sippy, 

1004 Stevens Bldg., Chicago 
Idaho 

Mrs. Fred Walker, 

Blackfoot 


Chair man, 

Mrs. Frederick T. Ackermann, N. Y. 

Mrs. Robert Adamson, N. Y. 

Mrs. Charles E. Amidon, N. Dak. 

Miss Jessie Ashley, N. Y. 

Dr. S. Josephine Baker, N. Y. 

Miss Mary Bakewell, Pa. 

Mrs. Bion H. Barnett, Fla. 

Mrs. Cyrus Beard, Wyo. 

Mrs. Mary Ritter Beard, N. Y. 

Mrs. William B. Boulton, N. J. 

Mrs. Howard P. Boyle, N. J. 

Mrs. Virginia M. Branner, Iowa 
Mrs. Edward Breitung, Mich. 

Mrs. Alfred H. Bright, Minn. 

Reverend Olympia Brown, Wis. 

Miss Mary A. Burnham, Pa. 

Mrs. Dora Phelps Buell, Col. 

Mrs. Anne Wells Cannon, Utah 
Mrs. John Carey, Ind. 

Mrs. Joseph Carey, Wyo. 

Miss Alice Carpenter, N. Y. 

Mn Thomas L. Chadbourne, N. Y. 

Mrs. Margaret Zane Chedron, Utah 
Mrs. William L. Colt, N. Y. 

Miss Anna Constable, N. Y. 

Mrs. Vincent Cook, Ore. 

Mrs. Avery Coonley, Ill. 

Mrs. Frank Oothren, N. Y. 

Mrs. Julius Crisler, Miss. 

Mrs. R. P. Crump, Miss. 


Indiana 

Miss Eleanor Barker, 

611 Fletcher Savings & Trust Co., 
Indianapclis 
Iowa 

Mrs. A. N. Beim, 

The Shops, Des Moines 
Kansas 

Mrs. Dan Casement, 

343 North 15th Street. Manhattan 
Maine 

Mrs. Robert Treat Whitehouse, 

108 Vaughan Street, Portland 
Maryland 

Mrs. Townsend Scott 

817 North Charles Street, Baltimore 
Massachusetts 

Mrs. Agnes H. Morey, 

230 Buckminster Road, Brookline 
Michigan 

Mrs. Nelson Whittemore, 

2967 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit 
Minnesota 

Mrs. A. R. Colvin, l 

Davern Avenue, St. Paul 

Mississippi 

Mrs. Julius Crisler (acting) 

117 N. West Street, Jackson 
Missouri 

Mrs. Edith Barriger, 

5430 Onbanne Avenue, St. Louis 
Montana 

Mrs. O. S. Haire, 

528 Hemlock Street, Helena 

National 

Mrs. John Rog:eis, N. Y. 

Mrs. Lucius M. Cuthbert, Ool. 

Mrs. George H. Day, Conn. 

Dr. Maria M. Dean. Mont. 

Mrs. Lewis L. Delafield, N. Y. 

Miss Lavina Dock, Pa. 

Mrs. Rheta Childe Dorr, N. Y. 

Miss Crystal Eastman, N. Y. 

Mrs. Sara Bard Field, Cal. 

Mrs. Robert Patterson Finley, N. J. 

Mrs. William Floyd, N. Y. 

Mrs. Marie Moore Forrest, D. C. 

Mrs. J. Andre Fouilhonx, Ore. 

Miss Susan P. Frost, S. C. 

Mrs. Emma Maddox Funck, Md. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding, Cal. 

Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, N. Y. 

Mrs. Adolphus E. Granpner, Cal. 

Mrs. Edwin C. Grice, Pa. 

Mrs. Jennie Law Hardy, Mich. 

Mrs. W. E. Hardy, Neb. 

Mrs. F. R. Hazard, N. Y. 

Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst, Cal. 

Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, N. Y 
Mrs. George Hendrie, Mich. 

Mrs. Elon Hooker, N. Y. 

Mrs. Frederick C. Howe, N. Y. 

Miss Mary Ingham, Pa. 

Mrs. Inez Haynes Irwin, N. Y. 

Mrs. Charles Gilmore Kerley, N. Y. 

Dr. Cora Smith King, Wash. 


of State Chairmen 

Nevada 

Mrs. M. S. Bonnifield, 

Wlnnemucca 

New Jersey 

Mrs. J. A. H. Hopkins, 

709 Union Building, Clinton St. 
Newark 

New Mexico 

Mrs. Joshua Raynolds, 

308 South High Street, Albuquerque 

Now York 

Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, 

13 East 4l8t Street, New York City 

North Carolina 

Mrs. Arthur Taylor, 

805 Worthington Ave., Charlotte 

North Dakota 

Mrs. Elizabeth Darrow O’Neil, 

714 Eighth Street, Fargo 

Ohio 

Mrs. Valentine Winters, 

319 West 1st St., Dayton 

Oklahoma 

Mrs. E. Z. Wallower (acting), 

Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City 
Oregon 

Dr. Florence Manion, 

1010 Selling Building, Portland 
Pennsylvania 

Miss Marie Ernst Kennedy, 

213 Hale Bldg., Philadelphia 

Advisory Council 

Secretary, Miss Maud 
Mrs. Alexander Kohut, N. Y. 

Miss Fola La Follette, N. Y. 

Mrs. Otto Kirchner, Mich. 

Mrs. Lola Maverick Lloyd, Ill. 

Dr. Sarah H. Lockrey, Pa. 

Mrs. Harry Lowenburg, Pa. 

Miss Belle McGibeny, N. J. 

Miss Bernice McCoy, Idaho 
Mrs. Benton MacKaye, D. C. 

Mrs. Ida Finney Mackrille, Cal. 

Mrs. Lionel S. Marks, Mass. 

Mrs. Marcus M. Marks, N. Y. 

Miss Julia Marlowe, N. Y. 

Miss Helen Marot, N. Y. 

Mrs. Harris Masterson, Tex. 

Miss Edythe Wynne Matthison, Conn. 

Miss Marion May, N. Y. 

Mrs. Cyrus Mead, Ohio 
Miss Vida Milholland, N. Y. 

Mrs. Lilia Day Monroe, Kans. 

Mrs. John T. Morrison, Idaho 
Mrs. Henry Moskowitz, N. Y. 

Mrs. William Spencer Murray, Md. 

Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, D. O. 

Mrs. Adelina Otero-Warren, N. M. 

Mrs. Marsden Perry, R. I. 

Mrs. Amos Pinchot, N. Y. 

Mrs. Annie Porritt, Conn. 

Mrs. Alden Potter, Minn. 


Porto Rico 

Mrs. A. Froscher, Jr. 

15 Carretera, Santurce 
Rhode Island 

Mrs. Richard Jackson Barker, 

“The Outlook,” Tiverton 
South Carolina 

Mrs. W. P. Vaughan, 

Greenville 
South Dakota 

Mrs. A. R. Fellows, 

Sioux Falla 
Tennessee 

Mrs. L. Crozier French, 

620 West Cumberland Ave., Knoxville 

Mrs. Clara Snell Wolfe, 

909 West 18th Street, Austin 
Utah 

Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins, 

37 South 6th St. East, Salt Lake City 
Vermont 

Mrs. J. Borden Estee, 

Montpelier 

Virginia 

Mrs. Sophie G. Meredith, 

204 East Grace Street, Richmond 
Washington 

Mrs. Otis Floyd Lamson, 

1237 Federal Ave., Seattle 
Wisconsin 

Miss Ada James, 

Richland Center 
Wyoming 

Dr. France? M. Lane, Cody 


Younger, Cal. 

Mrs. William Prendergast, N. Y. 
Mrs. Nina G. Proctor, N. Y. 

Mrs. James M. Rector, Ohio 
Mrs. Henry Ridgly, Del. 

Miss Ella Riegel, Pa. 

Mrs. Julius Rosenwald, Ill. 

Mrs. Charles Edward Russell, D. O. 
Mrs. Frederick Sanborn, Oal. 

Mrs. Eugene Shippen, Mich. 

Mr8. Frances Thurber Seal, N. Y. 
Mrs. May Wright Sewall, Ind. 

Mrs. Austin Sperry, Oal. 

Mrs. Albert Steinfeld, Ariz. 

Mrs. Julius Stone, Ohio 
Dr. Elizabeth Thelberg, N. Y. 

Mrs. David D. Terry, Ark. 

Mrs. Mary C. Therkelsen, Ore. 

Mrs. Robert Gibbes Thomas, S. 0. 
Miss Clara L. Thompson, Mo. 

Mrs. Shelley Tollhurst, Cal. 

Mrs. Samuel Untermeyer, N. Y. 
Mrs. Richard Wainwright, D. 0. 
Mrs. Hattie D. M. Wallis, Tex. 

Mrs. Thomas F. Walsh, D. C. 

Mrs. John Jay White, D. C. 

Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley, D. 0. 

Dr. Marion Walker Williams, Aria. 
Mrs. S. B. M. Young, Mont. 

Mrs. Fanny Bloomfield Zeisler, HI. 


Notes of the Week 


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Prohibition as a War Measure 

HE national prohibition amendment will be 
passed by the present Congress.” 

This unqualified prediction was made to a 
representative of the Christian Science Monitor 
this week by an important member of the Senate 
Judiciary Committee, before which the question 
is pending. 

The Committee, according to this Senator, is 
to begin consideration of prohibition next Mon¬ 
day. The one of the half-dozen prohibition 
measures to be given most attention is the new 
“bone-dry” joint resolution introduced by Senator 
Sheppard of Texas. The Senator quoted said he 
“had no doubt the Judiciary Committee would 
speedily report the Sheppard bill out.” 

Because of the Democratic Caucus resolution 
putting all legislation except “war emergency 
legislation” on the responsibility of the President 
—and because the narrow ideas of Congress 
actually puts all responsibility on him—suffragists 
will watch with the closest attention the treat¬ 
ment given prohibition by the Administration 
forces. If President Wilson gives his support to 
this measure in this session and denies it to the 
suffrage amendment > he will not find adequate 
explanation to eight million voting women easy. 

Labor Conference of Women 

HE National Women’s Trade Union League 
meets in convention in Kansas City this 
week. Women delegates have been sent 
from France and Australia. English trade union¬ 
ists consider this conference so important that 
they delegated Mary McArthur, secretary of the 
British Women’s Trade Union League and of the 
Central War Commission on Women’s Employ¬ 
ment for England and Wales, to represent them. 
The British government, however, refused her 
passports. No reason for this refusal has been 
given by England; but it is charged at the con¬ 
vention that special interests in this country 
pulled wires to keep working-women here from 
being stirred to unrest by first-hand accounts of 
English women’s treatment at the hands of war 
material manufacturers. 

Most of the discussion is being given to the 
question of war work for women, with strong 
insistence on the need for keeping up the stand¬ 
ards of hours and wages and the improvement of 
conditions wherever women, without political 
power, have force to accomplish it. 

Resolutions are up for discussion on suffrage, 
sweated labor, and working conditions and unem¬ 
ployment after the war. 

Two Commissions 

HE Russian Mission extraordinary, headed 
by Professor Bukhmeteff, now on its way 
from Petrograd to Washington includes in 
its personel of thirty-eight about fifteen women, 
a number unprecedented in diplomatic history. 


The United States Mission to Russia, headed 
by Mr. Elihu Root, includes no women. 

Child Welfare Department 

ISS JULIA LATHROP, chief of the Chil¬ 
dren’s Bureau in the United States Depart¬ 
ment of Labor, will head the child welfare 
committee in the women’s advisory branch of 
the Council of National Defense. The Childrens 
Bureau has recently investigated how war has 
affected the condition of children in Europe and 
Canada and has pointed out how the warring 
governments have proved and acted upon the 
practical necessity for the highest standards of 
health and education in war-time. 

Miss Lathrop’s position on this committee will 
doubtless prove of great service to a man’s gov¬ 
ernment in keeping up safeguards against the ex¬ 
ploitation of children in this country. 

Quakers Endorse Suffrage 

HE Liberal Branch of the Society of Friends 
indorsed suffrage at its annual meeting in 
New York City last week. When one mem¬ 
ber objected to a discussion of this question at a 
religious meeting, a woman member answered; 

“Any subject which concerns itself with one- 
half of the population must come up on every 
possible occasion. It will continue to come up 
until suffrage is won.” 

A New Suffrage Paper 

HE National American Woman Suffrage 
Association has issued the first number of 
its new official organ, The Woman Citizen. 
This suffrage weekly amalgamates The Wo¬ 
man Voter, organ of the Woman Suffrage 
Party of New York City; the National Woman 
Suffrage News, published by the National Ameri¬ 
can Woman Suffrage Association; and the Wo¬ 
man’s Journal, founded by Lucy Stone and Henry 
Blackwell in Boston in 1870. The new paper is 
published by the Leslie Woman Suffrage Commis¬ 
sion. Rose Young director of the Leslie Bureau 
of Suffrage Education, is editor-in-chief, with a 
staff of five associate editors. 

Movement for Democracy in England 

A N important conference is being held this 
week in England in the Labor, Socialist 
and democratic conference in Leeds. Its 
purpose is to hail the Russian Revolution and to 
organize the British democracy to follow Russia. 
More than eleven hundred delegates represent 
trade unions, the Independent Labor Party, the 
Socialist Party, Women’s Organizations and all 
the main progressive bodies of the country. The 
organizers and leaders of the conference include 
Ramsey MacDonald, Philip Snowdon, Mrs. Snow¬ 
don, Mrs. Despard and Mr. and Mrs. Pethick 
Lawrence. 


One of the four resolutions to be considered 
provides “that the convention demand that the 
Government shall establish political rights for all 
men and women.” 

The fourth resolution already passed calls for 
central and local committees of workers’ and 
soldiers’ delegates like those in Russia to be ap¬ 
pointed to direct working-class activity in sup¬ 
port of the policy outlined by the convention 
a democratic peace without annexations or in¬ 
demnities, political equality, free speech, free press 
and the release of labor from compulsion and 
restraint. 

This radical step for democracy will be put 
into effect at once if the Government does not 
interfere, dispatches report. The committee ap¬ 
pointed to help form these councils includes one 
woman, Mrs. Despard. 

Women and the Stockholm 
Conference 

T HE Stockholm Socialist Conference has one 
woman member, Fru Nina Bang, a leader 
of the Socialist Party in Denmark. She 
believes that full share must be given to women 
in the work of democratizing the nations. 

“Women,” she says, “must share in the work of 
democratization, because the war has forced wo¬ 
men to work as never before, and because the 
war has succeeded in doing what for centuries 
capitalists have vainly striven to accomplish name¬ 
ly, the economic mobilizaton of virtually all wo¬ 
men. 

“This circumstance naturally will radically 
change the social position of women.” 

Women Officials in Russia 

HE Council of Peasants’ Delegates in Russia 
has just elected its executive committee. 
Mme. Catherine Bresshkovsky stood second 
on the list after M. Tchernoff, Socialist Minister of 
Agriculture. Vera Figner, Socialist leader, was 
the seventh member elected. It is not yet known 
whether other women were also elected. 

Canadian National Suffrage 

IR ROBERT BORDEN, Prime Minister of 
Canada, has moved a resolution in the 
Canadian House of Commons to consider 
the question of national woman suffrage. If it 
is possible to enact legislation this season, says a 
special dispatch to the Christian Science Monitor, 
all the women of the Dominion will have the 
right to vote for candidates for seats in the House 
of Commons. 

Five Canadian provinces have already en¬ 
franchised women and a sixth, Nova Scotia, is 
now putting through the measure. Canadian wo¬ 
men have been bringing all possible pressure to 
bear on the national government for national 
suffrage. 










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The South Salutes the Suffrage Sentinels 



T HE streets of the 
Capital this week 
have moved the 
onlooker to both tears 
and laughter — the 
kind of laughter that 
lies close to tears. For 
the first time in his¬ 
tory the troops of the 
Confederacy have this 
week crossed the 
Potomac and occupied 
the city of Washing¬ 
ton. Washington 
capitulated at once to 
the Confederate Re¬ 
union, the white- 
haired, stooped men in 
their shabby gray, 
with their faded 
badges and tattered 
flags. The city hung 
out the Stars and 
Bars with the Stars 
and Stripes ; and there 
was a new flag in the 
martial city that the 
veterans had heard of 
before but never be¬ 
fore seen. They knew 
it at once. Washing¬ 
ton might be a city of 
strange land-marks— 
but that purple, white 
and gold flag was 
familiar. 

One gentle old Ala¬ 
bamian with a worn 
faded plume on his 
soft hat, confessed as 
much to a suffrage 
picket at the White House gate. 

“We-all came out early to see the sights,” 
he said. “We went three times around this 
place, and I thought the big house in the 
center was the White House. But we weren’t 
sure—not until you girls came out with your 
flags and stood here. ‘This is sure enough 
where the President lives,’ I said, ‘here are the 
suffrage pickets and there are the purple and 
gold flags we read about down home.’ You’re 
brave girls!” 

“You’re brave girls!” That has been the con¬ 
census of opinion among the fine old soldiers 
in gray that throng the streets. And their 
daughters and granddaughters echo them. 
The last suspicion that the South is opposed 
to federal suffrage was dissipated when the 
wavering line of gallant old men poured into 
the Capital in thousands, and came, every 
single one of them, so it seemed, to the suf¬ 
frage sentinels to pay their respects to the 
picket. 


mountain country 
school she had read 
of Susan B. Anthony 
and written to that 
great leader asking 
how she could help. 

She treasures yet 
that letter bidding her 
to “agitate, educate.” 
“But it’s been hard 
down there,” she ad¬ 
mitted. “You younger 
women are taking up 
the old fight so differ¬ 
ently—making people 
face the fact whether 
they want to or not,—• 
forcing them to see 
it; that is what we 
could not do in those 
days with the best in¬ 
tentions.” And with 
her young girl com¬ 
panion, to represent 
the little mountain 
town she had lived in 
all her life, she beg¬ 
ged to hold the purple 
and gold banner that 
they might go back 
and say that they too 
had been on the picket 
line for the cause that 
is so near realization 
today. 

Indeed there were 
few of the Southern 
visitors who passed 
the suffrage pickets 
and spoke a word of 
cheer who did not 
know of the long fight in Congress that women 
have made for their enfranchisement. The curious 
fact that was borne in upon the suffrage senti¬ 
nels was that the real South, the great South, 
the rank and file, is for the liberty of the 
women of the South and the North; it is sim¬ 
ply a group of politicians, simply a political 
leader, they realized during the great Southern 
Reunion, who are blocking the enfranchisement 
of the women of this nation. 

The National Woman’s Party gave a reception 
and tea to the Daughters of the Confederacy and 
the Federal Veterans on the second day of the 
Reunion at the national headquarters, at which 
Mrs. Minnie E. Brooke of Chevy Chase and Miss 
Lucy Burns of New York spoke. The hostesses 
of the afternoon were Mrs. Cornelia Powell 
Odenheimer, president of the United Daughters 
of the Confederacy; Miss Marion May,, Mrs. S. 
P. Martin, Mrs. Richard Wainwright, Mrs. Wil¬ 
liam Kent, Mrs. W. Thompson Burch and Mrs. 
William Vaughan, chairman of the North Caro¬ 
lina branch of the Woman’s Party. 


President Wilson Drives Through the Picket Line 

The old guard from the South, those who 
served through the days of travail, appreciate 
courage when they see it. Off go the hats on 
Pennsylvania Avenue as the often-tottering 
but still-gallant old men pass the groups of 
flag-bearing women at the gates of the White 
House and at the Capitol. 

One distinguished old soldier stepped up to 
a girl on the picket line with his hat off. “I 
have picketed in my time,” he said, his dim 
eyes lighting. “And now it’s your turn, you 
young folks. You have the courage. You’re 
going to put it through.” 

But the old men were not the only South¬ 
erners interested in that purple, white and 
gold picket line that made so enlivening and 
brilliant a picture under the pale green 
summer canopy of the White House trees. 
There was the dear little old lady from North 
Carolina. Her suffrage look back was a long 
one, and her rebellion had smouldered long. 
As a girl of sixteen, she said, teaching a little 












5 


The Urgent Need of Political Equality 

By Lavinia L. Dock 


W AR, organized under public powers for 
conquest or defense, has at least one com¬ 
pensatory aspect. It dramatizes and sets 
upon a vast stage the elements of which it is 
composed, for all the world to see. Forced, thus, 
to look on at the overpowering melodrama, thous¬ 
ands who had before been cheerfully oblivous to 
life’s facts learn lessons which they might indeed 
have learned in a less terrible school, but through 
security, or selfishness, or absorption in personal 
aims would not learn until confronted with a 
world tragedy. 

Thus many have realized for the first time 
that most men are brave as soldiers because they 
have been brave as working-men or world- 
builders. The fiction that war creates bravery, 
comradeship and self-denial dissolves, and it is 
seen that the world of labor is the source and 
training-ground of these qualities. But labor sets 
no stage for its sacrifices and heroisms and calls 
for no applause, and so the war lords used to 
claim as their own the courage which never had 
an audience in times of peace. 

T HEY can do so no more, for now it has been 
shown that even women labor and that their 
labor is still more essential to human society 
than men’s, in that, besides taking over the duties 
discarded by men in the rush to war, they have 
always their own special task, the nurture and 
conservation of human life, in which no man can 
displace them. 

Strange commentary on the dullness of adult 
schoolboys, that they have only just now learned 
under the pinch of this war that women work, 
that they possess courage, that they have moral 


force, and that they take an indispensable part,— 
quite aside from child-bearing,—in the economy 
and industry that underlie both peace and war! 
But we have the confession of no less a person 
than an ex-premier of England that this is so. 

W OULD that one more lesson, well known to 
workers, might be finally impressed on all 
by the world-conflagration, namely, that 
military warfare is only the competitive system on 
a huge scale and of an acute intensity, and that 
in industrial processes war is incessantly waged 
where competition rules instead of co-operation. 

What ruthlessness, cruelty, oppression, and lust 
are displayed in their most extreme form to a 
horrified world by armies sent forth to invade 
or subjugate, are met daily by the workers, among 
women, and especially by the youngest of them, 
simply in lesser degree and in sporadic rather 
than in concentrated form. 

Comfortable people and respectable business 
men do not like to hear this, and working women 
cannot easily stage this kind of war. The enemy 
they meet easily disguises himself by personal 
affability, even by the human kindness which, after 
all, is natural while a bad system of life is 
artificial, and the lust exposed to the working 
girl is not the violence of calculated “frightful¬ 
ness,” but is smooth and plausible. 

S INCE the day when the first trade unionists 
were sent to penal servitude, men have great¬ 
ly helped themselves and incidentally their 
families by attaining political power, and that they 
have not done more is simply that they have been 
slow to learn its use. 


And now even the most stubborn reactionary 
can no longer deny the supremely urgent need of 
women for this protection of the vote. In a 
day when Russian and Irish revolutions occur be¬ 
fore our eyes, acclaimed by Congress and the 
press in glowing terms as based on the democratic 
demand for a voice in public affairs and on the 
sacred right of self-government, it would indeed 
be too puerile to repeat the old canting pretense 
that the vote is not able to affect wages or condi¬ 
tions of labor, or indeed to alter anything at all. 

At least the war has exposed the essentially 
traitorous character of tory politics. Just as men 
need the vote so women need it, and even more— 
more, because, not only must they protect them¬ 
selves in industry and before the law, but they 
must also protect childhood. 

RMIES do, indeed, fight to protect children— 
their own, by destroying other people’s 
children. Organized warfare claims to pro¬ 
tect women,—each nation its own by starving or 
ruining the women of another nation. 

Women must protect women, and with political 
voice and power they will learn to do it, because 
they will gradually come to see that only so can 
men be saved from their age-old self-destructive 
systems of competitive warfare. 

To gain political equality is therefore the most 
urgent, vital, and irrespressible need of our times, 
and those women who, disregarding all war cries 
and lessons of hatred, press foward to grasp it, 
may well be acknowledged by a later generation 
to have had a truer perception of patriotism in 
the loftiest sense than those who believed they 
were serving the nation by meek self-abnegation 
in palliative services. 



Chairman Webb Shifts the Responsibility 


T HE Judiciary Committee of the House and 
the Suffrage Committee of the Senate, in 
spite of the fact the administration at first 
declined to consider suffrage as a war measure, 
have been forced to such consideration. 

This week the Senate Suffrage Committee has 
definitely promised Mrs. William Kent, a member 
of the legislative committee of the^oman’s Party, 
to report out the Susan B. Anthony amendment. 
Chairman Jones has asked the National Roman’s 
Party to prepare material for a report in favor of 
the measure when it is reported out, covering the 
past moves of suffrage in Congress, and why the 
amendment should be regarded as a war measure 
at this time. This matter was presented before 
the Senate Committee by the National Woman’s 
Party last month, and by the progressive parties 
two weeks ago, with J. A. H. Hopkins, the New 
Jersey Progressive, as chairman. 

The Woman’s Party and the progressive parties, 
including the Socialist, Prohibition, Progressive 
and Progressive Republican, were also heard be¬ 


fore the Judiciary Committee on suffrage as a 
war measure; and a reminder of the responsibility 
of the Democratic Party in blocking suffrage was 
sent by J. A. H. Hopkins to Chairman Webb of 
the Judiciary Committee. 

“The suggestion in your letter,” wrote Mr. 
Hopkins to M]r. Webb, “that since your caucus 
resolution provides that the President might from 
time to time suggest special war emergency legis¬ 
lation, puts the responsibility for the inaction of 
your Committee upon the President. As the 
President has already stated that he will be glad 
to do everything he can to promote the cause of 
woman suffrage, it seems to me quite evident that 
he has at least given your Committee the oppor¬ 
tunity to exercise their own authority without 
even the fear that they may be infringing upon 
your caucus rules.” 

i 

T HIS plain point was evaded by Chairman 
Webb, who, in the parlance of the street 
immediately dodged and “passed the buck” 


to the President in his reply to Mr. Hopkins. 

“The Democratic caucus,” wrote Chairman 
Webb, “passed a resolution that only war emerg¬ 
ency measures would be considerd during this 
extra session, and that the President might desig¬ 
nate from time to time special legislation which 
he regarded as war legislation, and such would be 
acted on by the House. The President not having 
designated woman suffrage and national prohibi¬ 
tion so far as war measures, the Judiciary Com¬ 
mittee up to this time has not felt warranted, 
under the caucus rule, in reporting either of these 
measures. If the President should request either 
or both of them as war measures, then I think the 
Committee would attempt to take some action 
on them promptly. So you see after all it is 
important to your cause to make the President 
see that woman suffrage comes within the rules 
laid down.” “Very truly yours, (Signed) E. Y. 
Webb.” 


6 


THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY 
AMENDMENT 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitu¬ 
tion of the United States extending the right 
of suffrage to women. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre¬ 
sentatives of the United States of America in 
Congress assembled ( two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That the following article 
be proposed to the legislatures of the several 
States as an amendment to the Constitution of 
the United States, which, when ratified by 
three-fourths of the said legislatures, shall be 
valid as part of said Constitution, namely: 

“ARTICLE—SEC. 1. The right of citizens 
of the United States to vote shall not be denied 
or abridged by the United States or by any 
State on account of sex. 

“SEC. 2. Congress shall have power, by 
appropriate legislation, to enforce the pro¬ 
visions of this article.” 


THE AMENDMENT IN THE 
SIXTY-FIFTH CONGRESS 
Introduced 

In the Senate, on April 4, 1917, by Senators 
Thompson, Owen, Jones and Shafroth. 

In the House, on April 2, 1917 by Representa¬ 
tives Raker, Rankin, Mondell, Keating and 
Hayden. 

Referred 

In the Senate, to the Committee on Woman 
Suffrage. 

In the House, to the Judiciary Committee. 

Present Status 
In the Senate 

Before the Committee on Woman Suffrage. 

In the House 

Before the Judiciary Committee. 


HISTORY OF THE AMENDMENT 

Drafted . . 

In its present form, by Susan B. Anthony in 1875. 

First Introduced . . „ 

January 10, 1878, by Hon. A. A. Sargent, in 

the Senate. 

Reported from Committee 

In the Senate 

1878, Adverse majority. 

1879, Favorable minority. 

1882, Favorable majority, adverse minority. 
1884, Favorable majority, adverse minority. 
1886, Favorable majority. 

1890, Favorable majority. 

1892, Favorable majority, adverse minority. 
1896, Adverse majority. 

1913, Favorable majority. 

1914, Favorable majority. 

1916, Favorable majority. 

In the House 

1883, Favorable majority. 

1884, Adverse majority, favorable minority. 

1886, Favorable minority. 

1890, Favorable majority. 

1894, Adverse majority. 

1914, Without recommendation. 

1916. Without recommendation. 

Voted Upon 
In the Senate 

January 25, 1887. Yeas 16, nays 34. Absent 26 
(of whom 4 were announced as for and 2 
against). 

March 19, 1914. Yeas 35, nays 34, failing by 11 
of the necessary two-thirds vote. 

In the House 

January 12, 1915. Yeas 174, nays 204, failing 
by 78 of the necessary two-thirds vote. 



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The Indomitable Picket Line 

I N the midst of the general national confusion—a confusion of purposes as well 
as of plans—the clearest testimony to the steadfast faith of our people in 
democracy is borne by the unfaltering picket lines of the Woman s Party, 
which, day after day, hold before the doors of Congress and the White House their 
lovely banners of purple, white, and gold, bearing the demand of women for 
political freedom. 

It is beautiful to see the numbers, the devotion, the patience of the women 
who keep the suffrage banners uplifted. 

In the Civil War—the last conflict that really shook the nation—only two 
women were faithful to the cause of woman suffrage—Susan B. Anthony and 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Now tens of thousands of women hold, or support those 
who hold, the banners which ask a government demanding women’s services to 
do women common justice. 

It is without the shadow of a doubt the finest service a woman can do for the 
country, to take her place today in the women’s picket line. 

A strong demand for justice to women at this time can not be disregarded. 
The claim is too clear. The need of the nation for undivided support is too great. 
We have only to make now an insistent demand for justice, and we can confer 
upon our country the imperishable gift of freedom and arouse it to a more 
passionate defense of its extended liberties. 

The difficulty is, in the midst of the alarms of war, to make a clear and steady 
demand for justice heard at all. The longer our endurance, the more patient our 
appeal, the less it will be heeded in a time when dissensions, inner and outer, 
crowd each other off the pages of the press. 

We can only express ourselves by action. We can not only hold up the 
banner of suffrage in our hearts; we can hold it visibly, before the eyes of the 
world, and before the eyes of those who make our laws. Nothing could be more 
sorrowful, at a time of national danger, than to see the suffrage banners lowered. 
It would symbolize the abandonment of the claim of women to liberty, just at 
the time when their right to liberty is most evident and when the need of the 
country for their free services is greatest. 

One spirit must sometimes haunt the national Capitol—the spirit of Susan 
B. Anthony, who spent so many patient and courageous hours there, forever 
arguing for a cause which was forever inopportune. If her spirit watches the 
women who are, day after day, in snow, in rain, through cold and heat, holding 
up their shining suffrage banners, she must glory to think of the unconquerable 
army that is now assembled where she, with one other, stood alone and impotent 
fifty years ago. L. B. 













7 


Confessions of a Lobbyist 

By Helen Hunt 


L OBBYING for suffrage in so great and 
august a body as the Congress of our land of 
the free has, strange as it may seem, a 
humorous side. In coming to Washington to 
lobby for a cause that affects half the population 
of the country, among men who are considered 
capable of taking care of the affairs of govern¬ 
ment, I felt a thrill of pleasurable pride in the 
fact that I was to work for suffrage in a way I 
believed intelligent. I believed all that was neces¬ 
sary to get suffrage “across” was an appeal to the 
intelligence of Congressmen. 

I have always been a suffragist. My mother, 
who is one of those quiet, unassuming women 
who has given the greater part of her life to her 
home and the bringing-up of her children, and 
who has one of those brains people are pleased to 
call “a man’s brain,” has always been a suffragist. 

I had believed if women went to Congress in a 
dignified way, and in a business-like manner put 
their case before that body of law-makers, they 
would be received in the same spirit and that in 
consideration of the fact that they represented a 
rather large proportion of the country’s popula¬ 
tion, their question would receive serious atten¬ 
tion. I had quite a shock coming to me. To say 
that I found a humorous side to lobbying would 
be expressing it mildly. I found a ludicrous side. 
While I met many able and intelligent men I was 
appalled and chagrinned to find that many had not 
let the weight of their positions weigh very 
heavily on their shoulders. 

T HE very first day one Representative told me 
that women were too easily influenced by 
men, that a woman would always be more 
or less influenced by “the persuasion of a good- 
looking man.” His final contradictory remark 
was, “If you people want to gain votes tell them 
to send all of you young girls to lobby!” This 
same man argued at great length about the “pro¬ 
tecting chivalry” of Southern men. 

Representative J. F. Byrnes of South Carolina 
told me that he had had innumerable letters from 
women of his district asking for suffrage, but that 
since he was opposed to the measure he had given 
orders to his secretary that no more of these 
communications be turned over to him, but that 
they be consigned to the waste-basket. Of course 
he is not representing the women of South Caro¬ 
lina ; but I thought it rather too bad that they 
could not even reach him. 

Three men in succession whom I interviewed 
ejaculated, “Good Lord!” when I broached the 
subject of suffrage. I was at a loss. Did they 
consider it a prayerful subject, or what meaning 
exactly did the exclamation carry with it? One 
of them told me to “go home and get married.” 
“Suffrage is all right,” he said gravely, “but lots 
of times we have to compromise with right.” 

Representative Heflin of Alabama was most 
interesting. He was ornamented with a full¬ 
blown rose the size of an ordinary corsage bou¬ 


quet and was for “giving the women anything they 
wanted”—except suffrage. He pleaded states’ 
rights. I told him that that phrase had been 
worked overtime, and that child labor and good 
roads and a dozen other federal measures have 
been passed, but he could not see any parallel 
between such bills and federal suffrage. 

Another states’ rights Southerner pointed out 
that in some states there are industries peculiar 
only to those states. “Do you think it fair that the 
government should step in and make laws for the 
entire country when local conditions are differ¬ 
ent?” he asked. I agreed with him, but added that 
women were peculiar to most localities of our 
country. 

A KENTUCKIAN objected to picketing. I 
asked him if the women who picketed had 
not always conducted themselves in a digni¬ 
fied way, and he admitted they had. I asked him if 
he believed in advertising, and he said he did. 
We discussed campaign methods, and I told him 
of one Southern office seeker who gave his con¬ 
stituents a tight-rope performance before every 
speech he made. Of course he did not perform 
himself, he only spoke. I recalled in the last 
presidential campaign in Chicago that the speakers 
for one candidate used a calliope to gather the 
crowds. Some people, the Representative admitted, 
preferred churches, while others were won by the 
Salvation Army. But he couldn’t see why wo¬ 
men with lettered banners standing where they 
could be seen by the men who needed the informa¬ 
tion they carried were justifiable. 

“I’ll bet there is not a woman who pickets who 
can make biscuits,” was his curious come-back. 
His conclusion was that his mother was not inter¬ 
ested in suffrage and did not even approve of his 
being in Congress. I hardly blamed his mother; I 
was inclined to share her prejudice. 

I am proud of my own state, Florida, in spite 
of the fact that I am only a passenger when it 
comes to electing congressmen. Most of the 
Florida delegation believe in women enjoying the 
privileges of citizenship, and they considered the 
subject with the dignity and care which it de¬ 
serves. One Floridan told me that he had been so 
closely associated with women in educational 
work that he knew they would be as helpful in 
politics. 

Mr. Huddleston of Alabama, who I understand 
has his good points, seemed rather pressed for 
time. While I felt sure the people of Alabama 
expected him to keep busy in Congress I thought 
the women in that state might wish him to lend 
an ear to us also. I was interested to see what 
larger subject than the women of the United 
States claimed his attention, and hurried into the 
House gallery for fear I was missing something 
of importance. I think it was the eradication of 
the cattle tick that they were discussing; and I 
confess that as a mere woman I felt rather small. 


After telling me reasons why we should not 
have suffrage and expatiating on the horror of wo¬ 
men rubbing shoulders with any and all kinds of 
men at the polls, one Georgian suggested that I 
become a Red Cross nurse. He didn’t seem to 
know that recent statistics show that there are 
two Red Cross nurses to every soldier in the 
United States army and navy; and that there are 
different brands of patriotism. But I could not 
understand how he could bring himself even to 
consider putting women in a position to care for 
those same men he wished them to avoid like the 
plague at the polls. 

I interviewed a man from the Blue Grass region 
who seemed especially interested in suffrage, and 
at the conclusion of our conversation he told me 
he wouldn’t be surprised to meet me in Congress 
some day. I was forced to tell him that there 
would have to be some marked improvements in 
Congress before I would be an aspirant. Not that 
I am a slacker when it comes to politics. But I 
have sat in the House every day for a couple of 
weeks, and have lost some of my illusions as to 
statesmen. 

O F all the men who told me that women were 
“too good for politics” there was not one 
who believed they were too good to be 
bound by the laws politicians made. During the 
time I was in Washington I had questions fired at 
me so fast that it was almost too much for my 
brain. I was interviewed much of the time in¬ 
stead of doing the interviewing myself. But not 
being like one of our other members who, after 
interviewing a crabbed specimen, gave our cause 
twenty-five dollars rather than interview another 
of the people’s choice, I plodded along. I didn’t 
have twenty-five dollars and I wanted to do my 
bit. I felt finally that I had not worked in vain. 
Many members from the South will vote for the 
federal amendment when it comes up for con¬ 
sideration. 

Finally, as there are women and women, so 
there are Congressmen and Congressmen. “Repre¬ 
sentatives” are very much like the ordinary run 
of men and women. Some flattered; some 
evaded; some joked about every subject touched 
on—but many were seriously interested and ap¬ 
peared to be men of intellect and understanding. 

I like to think that our enfranchisement will 
come through the efforts of such, and not through 
political trading. I feel about our lobby in Con¬ 
gress that it is the right of everyone to present 
his case. There can be nothing more dignified 
than the request of a serious-minded woman for 
serious consideration of an injustice that has been 
allowed to stand too long. While the men of 
this country are asking for emergency legislation 
to assist in righting the wrongs of other nations, 
I worked with all my small might in the hope 
that I might help to make our careless Representa¬ 
tives feel that there are wrongs here in America 
that need attention. 


8 


The New Freedom in Europe and in America 


New York Mass Meeting Endorses 
Suffrage Picket 

A MASS meeting last week at the Ritz- 
Carlton Hotel in New York, which had 
been organized to inform New York suf¬ 
fragists of the latest stand of the President 
on federal suffrage, resolved itself finally into 
a dramatic endorsement of the suffrage picket 
at the White House and Congress. Mrs. John 
Rogers’ demand, “Go to Washington to picket 
if you have to sacrifice the shoes on your 
feet!” became the slogan of the afternoon. 
More than $1,500 was collected at this meet¬ 
ing to finance the suffrage work in Wash¬ 
ington. 

Says the New York Sun: “J. A. H. Hopkins, 
Progressive, of New Jersey, and Mrs. Abby 
Scott Baker, of Washington, two of the dele¬ 
gates in that interview gave accounts of the 
favorable leaning the President is now show¬ 
ing to the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, 
agreeing that Mr. Wilson, who formerly re¬ 
jected the federal for the state by state meth¬ 
od, was now simply debating whether the 
amendment should be put through this session 
of Congress or next. Every soul at the meet¬ 
ing agreed that now with victory in sight was 
no time to lower the banners at the White 
House gates. 

“‘Since picketing began,’ said Mrs. John 
Rogers, ‘twenty-five Congressmen have chang¬ 
ed from the doubtful to the favorable column 
on suffrage. I don’t say picketing did it all, 
but that certainly doesn’t look as though we 
had hurt the cause.’ 

“Miss Lucy Burns, co-founder, with Miss 
Paul, of the Congressional Union, as the Na¬ 
tional Woman’s Party until recently was called, 
put aside the criticisms (of party policies) 
with a smile. ‘We don’t go to politicians for 
instructions how to conduct the suffrage 
movement,’ she said. 

“Dudley Field Malone indorsed the amend¬ 
ment as a war measure. He came, he said, as 
a member of the present Administration, and 
in pursuance of a vow he made when he toured 
the West for Wilson, that if the women voters 
acquitted themselves well he would work his 
hardest for their national enfranchisement.” 

“The recent action of Ohio,” pointed out Mr. 
Malone, “in taking steps to take away from 
women Presidential suffrage granted by the 
legislature, is an added proof that only 
through federal action can the freedom of our 
women be secured.” 

Miss Zona Gale, the final speaker, spoke 
briefly, declaring that at this time every wo¬ 
man should feel that the fight for freedom was 
her own especial task. Mrs. O. H. P. Bel¬ 
mont, New York state chairman of the Wo¬ 
man’s Party, was the chairman of the large 
committee of arrangements. 


Woman’s Party Day at^Pageant 

RS. MARIE MOORE FOREST, of 
Washington, D. C., who has for the last 
three months been staging the Pageant 
of Light and Darkness, in Detroit, was this 
week given a farewell luncheon by the mem¬ 
bers of the state and city boards of the 
Woman’s Party in Detroit in recognition of 
her assistance in the “suffrage first” campaign 
m Michigan. One day of the thirty-three day 
run of her great pageant was dedicated to the 
Woman s Party, when the Detroit arena was 
ablaze with the Party colors. 

With Mrs. W. Nelson Whittemore as state 
chairman presiding, the speakers at the lun¬ 
cheon were Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. Paul Reyneau 
and Mrs. Marie Moore Forest. Of course 
Mrs. Moore Forest spoke of the picket at the 
White House. “Picketing is part of our suf¬ 
frage religion in Washington,” she said. “I 
believe national woman suffrage is most im¬ 
portant as a war measure and for the moral 
and spiritual development of the women of 
this country. No one knows how long this 
war will last or how many will be called to 
the firing-line. The wife, the mother or the 
sister, left to settle many problems, can do 
more effective work in the home, and in the 
country, the larger home, if left with the 
proper tool to work with.” 

Mrs. W. P. Vaughn, Chairman of 
South Carolina 

F OLLOWING the conference talks of Mrs. 
John Winters Brannan, of New York, 
which focussed new interest in suffrage 
as a war measure in Charleston and Green¬ 
ville, Mrs. William P. Vaughn, who has been 
serving as president of the Woman Suffrage 
Party of Greenville, accepted the state chair¬ 
manship of the Woman’s Party in South Caro¬ 
lina. So great was Mrs. Vaughn’s enthusiasm 
that she this week came to the Capital to in¬ 
terview the Congressmen of South Carolina in 
person, and point out the need of pushing 
for suffrage at this time as a war measure. 

Mrs. Vaughn brings to the work for suf¬ 
frage in South Carolina not only a clear mind 
and splendid executive ability, but also tre¬ 
mendous enthusiasm for the present fight for 
suffrage in Congress. She sees clearly that 
the South is important in the suffrage situation 
in this Congress, and is determined to make 
the women of her state realize this. “No 
thinking woman,” says Mrs. Vaughn, “who has 
stood on the picket line with a flag, who has 
interviewed Congressmen on suffrage, can 
have exactly her old relation to her govern¬ 
ment.” 


Maryland Conference in Baltimore 

ISS LUCY BURNS, of New York, was 
the speaker at the Maryland state con¬ 
ference of the Woman’s Party, held in 
Baltimore this week, with Mrs. Townsend 
Scott as state chairman, and Mrs. Donald R. 
Hooker, president of the Just Government 
League, presenting the affiliated work of her 
organization. 

Miss Burns emphasized the necessity of suf¬ 
fragists at this time presenting a united front 
that the passage of the suffrage measure dur¬ 
ing this session be made possible, and a future 
date was set for the formation of state plans. 

Governor Harrington was this week asked 
to lend his support to presidential suffrage for 
Maryland by a group of Washington and Bal¬ 
timore women representing the Woman’s 
Party and the Just Government League. 
Among this group were Mrs. William Kent, 
who presided, Miss Mabel Vernon, Miss Alice 
Henkle and Miss Lucy Ewing of Chicago, 
Mrs. Townsend Scott and Mrs. Donald 
Hooker, representing Maryland’s two largest 
suffrage organizations. While making no 
definite pledge, Governor Harrington said 
that he recognized the importance of the suf¬ 
frage measure at this time and would con¬ 
sider the matter when it comes before the 
special session of June 12. 

( 

Massachusetts Suits the Action to 
the Word 

ASSACHUSETTS suffragists proved 
their belief in suffrage as a war measure 
by raising nearly one thousand dollars for 
the work in Washington at one informal meeting 
of the leaders of the Massachusetts branch of 
the Woman’s Party in Boston. Miss Alice 
Paul, National Chairman of the Woman’s 
Party, made an unexpected conference trip to 
Boston, and without previous notice a tea was 
arranged by Mrs. Agnes H. Morey, state 
chairman, at which Miss Paul met the group 
who are working for suffrage as a war meas¬ 
ure this session. 

This meeting was held at the home of Miss 
Grace Hinshaw, a loyal Cambridge worker. 
At all costs to maintain the picket at the gates 
of the White House and Congress while the 
suffrage measure is pending, was the determi¬ 
nation of the women present after hearing 
Miss Paul’s description of the work at the 
Capital and the President’s changing attitude 
at this time. 

Miss Florence Youmans, of Minnesota, was 
so enthusiastic over the work of the picket 
that she decided to come at once to Wash¬ 
ington to help in work that is bearing definite 
fruit, and is at present in charge of the White 
House picket. 





Mississippi Branch Formed 


M ISSISSIPPI, one of the last among the 
Southern states to arouse a group under 
the banner of the Woman’s Party to work 
only for the passage of the pending suffrage 
amendment through Congress, last week held the 
largest suffrage meeting that has ever taken place 
in the state when the organizing state conference 
of the Woman’s Party was staged in Vicksburg 
at the Carroll Hotel on June 1. 

Prior to the conference proper, at which nearly 
one hundred men and 
women were present, 

Mrs. St. Clair Thomp¬ 
son, Southern field sec¬ 
retary for the Woman’s 
Party, and Miss Beulah 
Amidon, national organ¬ 
izer, established head¬ 
quarters at the Carroll, 
enlisting the interest of 
many Vicksburg wo¬ 
men, and sent notices of 
the conference to all 
parts of the state. Mrs. 

Thompson in addition 
spoke in many sections, 
including Jackson, the 
capitol, where she met 
the Governor, a per¬ 
sonal friend; and Gulf¬ 
port, the home of 
Representative Pat Har¬ 
rison, one of the anti¬ 
suffrage land-marks of 
the House. Mrs. 

Thompson’s talks made 
a deep impression. 

Representative Harri¬ 
son brought a storm of 
indignant protest about 
his head from his own 
home town in regard 
to the matter of the 
picket. The South, Mrs. 

Thompson found, is not 
opposed to the suffrage picket. Her recital of 
the opposition of their Representative to the 
picket aroused protest not only among women, 
but among men, the political allies of the Missis¬ 
sippi Congressman. 

Julius Crisler, a personal friend and adviser 
of Harrison’ wired: “Think best that you 
vote to allow the Rules Committee to create 
Woman Suffrage Committee for the House.—• 
Julius Crisler.” 

The women of Gulfport sent their alleged 
Representative a round-robin telegram that 
included the leaders of the united women’s 
organizations. This telegram read: “The 
boast of your friends here is that you are 
fair and broad-minded. Don’t let your feel¬ 
ings in regard to the pickets prevent your 
doing justice to the question of a suffrage 
committee.” Signed by Mrs. H. A. Jones, 


President Woman’s Club; Mrs. D. M. Graham, 
President King’s Daughters Hospital Board; 
Mrs. J. E. Dupont, President Gulfport United 
Daughters of the Confederacy; Mrs. J. H. 
Walsh, Vice-Regent Daughters of the 

American Revolution; Miss Capitola Bradley, 

Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star; Miss La- 
vella Dick, President Equal Suffrage League, 
and Dr. Margaret Carraway. 

Another protest sent to Representative Harri¬ 
son came from Howard 
S. Williams, a Gulf¬ 
port friend: “I hope 

to hear of your casting 
your vote for a Woman 
Suffrage Committee in 
the House and believe 
you will do so as it 
would be inconsistent 
with your views on suf¬ 
frage as expounded in 
speech delivered here 
at celebration of Wil¬ 
son’s victory.”— How¬ 
ard S. Williams. 

The Governor of 
Mississippi also prom¬ 
ised to wire Represen¬ 
tative Harrison favor¬ 
ing a suffrage com¬ 
mittee. 

Following Mrs. 
Thompson’s return to 
Vicksburg the confer¬ 
ence was held and a 
strong state committee 
elected. Mrs. R. L. 
McLaurin, President 
for the state King’s 
Daughters presided at 
the conference and in¬ 
troduced the speakers. 
Miss Beulah Amidon 
and Mrs. Thompson 
outlined the plan of 
the Woman’s Party campaign in Washington and 
in the states, and pointed out that the South is an 
important factor in the fate of the enfranchise¬ 
ment of the women of the nation. 

The following officers were elected; Mrs. Julius 
Crisler, Jackson, acting chairman; vice-chairmen: 
Mrs. E. C. Hunt, Vicksburg; Mrs. J. C. Hardy, 
Gulfport; Mrs. Adele Adams, Long Beach; Miss 
Capitola Bradley, Gulfport; Dr. Margaret Carra¬ 
way, Gulfport; membership chairman, Miss 
Cherry Bomer; Suffragist chairman, Mrs. N. 
Spiegel. 

Mrs. R. P. Crump of Nitta Yuma was appointed 
a member of the National Advisory Council for 
Mississippi. Mrs. Crump is a member of the Vick 
family to whom the land on which Vicksburg is 
located was originally granted. Mrs. Hardy, a 
vice-chairman is the president of the Woman’s 
Club, the largest woman’s organization in the state. 



Miss Cherry Bomer 
Membership Chairman in Mississippi 



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Comments of the Press 


Is Wilson for Suffrage? 

HERE are indications that President Wilson 
is coming to favor the principle of woman’s 
suffrage through federal action, although 
but recently he stated that his “mind was to let 
on this question.” His letter to Chairman Pou 
of the House rules committee, which recom¬ 
mended the creation of a House committee on 
suffrage, indicates that the President is not averse 
to suffrage by federal action; but his statement 
made to a delegation of labor leaders, headed by 
Samuel Gompers, is even more significant. 

“There are many forms of democratic govern¬ 
ment and we are not fighting for any particular 
form, but we are fighting for the essential part 
of it, namely, that we are all equally interested in 
our social and political life and all have a right 
to a voice in the government under which we 
live,” said the President, and he added: 

“When men and women are equally admitted 
to those rights we have the best safeguard of 
justice and peace that the world affords. There 
is no other safeguard.” 

Ths last declaration by Mr. Wilson goes far 
beyond any of his previous utterances upon suf¬ 
frage. It is more succinct than anything he said 
during the recent campaign, and these utterances, 
by the way, were discounted at the time because 
they were supposed to have been made for politi¬ 
cal effect. But it is apparent that President Wil¬ 
son is inclining more and more toward national 
woman’s suffrage and there may be some slight 
basis for the hope of several suffrage leaders that 
he ultimately will recommend it as a war-time 
measure.— St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 21. 

A Me re Man’s World 

HE world of democracy that is to be (if 
the German war machine be overborne) is 
not to be that “mere man’s world” so elo¬ 
quently described in the New York constitutional 
convention in 1894 by Mr. Root, who now carries 
the torch of freedom to Russia 1 The govern¬ 
ment of Great Britain has announced the coming 
political emancipation of women. We await on 
a “Democratic” President and Congress to bear 
testimony to the truth that we do not fear liberty 
but invite it.— Charles A. Beard in The New 
Republic, June 2. 

That Letter of the President 

O those familiar with President Wilson’s 
mental processes his letter to Representa¬ 
tive Pou, made public a few days ago sug¬ 
gesting the creation of a special committee of the 
House on woman suffrage, is more than a per¬ 
functory act. Such a suggestion, of course, means 
nothing in itself. There is machinery enough in 
Congress now to pass the federal amendment ex¬ 
tending the right of suffrage to women. But it 
is the President’s way of telling the country that 


his sentiments on the subject are undergoing a 
chemical change. It is a notice that the great un¬ 
ruffled majesty of aloofness has been hit by the 
fluttering zephyrs on the edge of a political storm. 

It is a sign—and it will be interpreted as such by 
the leaders of the National Woman’s Party—that 
they are getting measurably closer to their goal. 

After generations of wasted effort and humiliat¬ 
ing appeal, through channels of doubt and timidity 
women have at last come to the realization that 
they must fight their way to freedom with the 
organized weapons of political machinery. 

The National Woman’s Party apparently asks 
no odds of anybody, cries for no sympathy ah 4 - 3 

welcomes no support based on the motive force ' 
of either chivalry or pity. Its one aim is to 
secure the passage of the federal amendment by 
making the President and the Congress under¬ 
stand that the party which continues to block the 
pathway of women to political freedom must 
now reckon with millions of women voters. This 
is substituting efficiency and directness for 
hysteria and is bound to bring changes of very 
great consequence into our political life. 

There is one factor in the turmoil of a world 
at war which must inevitably hasten the coming 
of the day of emancipation. This horrible abyss 
of blood and destruction is but the foundation pit 
for the building of a new world of spiritual life 
in which the shams and makeshifts and inequali¬ 
ties shall have no place. The noble dignity with 
which women have sacrificed their best and dear 
est, the concealment of breaking hearts under the 
cloak of cheerful service, the quiet acceptance of 
burdens which three brief years ago were con¬ 
sidered absolutely beyond their comprehension or 
their powers, the magnificent labors performed 
in hospitals, in the arts, in factories, in agricul¬ 
ture, in every field of human endeavor—all these 
things have trampled into oblivion the shibboleth 
of sex disability. 

And it is because American men well know that 
millions of American women are waiting in line 
to-day, eager to prove that their own capacity 
for sacrifice and service is as great as that of 
their sisters anywhere in the world, that they are 
beginning to see, in the coming political emancipa¬ 
tion of women, the triumph of fair play over 
bigotry.— Providence Journal, May 18. 

A Test for Comedy 

VEN a White House picket, at the end of a 
drizzling day, would find the humor of “Sat¬ 
urday to Monday” absolutely irresistable.— 
Washington, D. C., Star, May 28. 

Even David Lawrence 

HE sincerity of the National Woman’s Party 
and its ardor for the cause are not doubted 
anywhere.— David Lawrence in the Nezv 
York Evening Post, May 25. 







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Financial Report 

Treasurer: Miss Gertrude L. Crocker 
Assistant Treasurer: Miss Maud Jamison 
Bank of Deposit: American Security and Trust Co. 
Washington. D, C. 

Auditors: Marwick, Mitchell Peat & Company 
CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD $300,000 FUND 
FOR SECURING THE PASSAGE OF 
THE FEDERAL SUFFRAGE 
AMENDMENT 

Make checks payable to the “Treasurer of the 
National Woman’s Party," 21 Madison Place, 
Washington, D. C. 

List of Contributions from May 19 Through 
June 2, 1917 

Contributions made to 
National Headquarters: 

mjmPer Mrs. Kent’s Committee: 

Mrs. George T. Hendrie 
Mrs. Juliet Barrett 

Rublee. 

Elizabeth T. Kent..- 
Per Miss Doris Stevens: 

Miss Katherine Lahey 
Miss Clara Steinmetz. 

Miss Audrey Munson. 

Miss Virginia 
Houghton-Burke . 

Collection . 

Per Miss Alice Henkle 

Miss Ida Craft . 

Per Pennsylvania Branch: 

Mrs. Edwin C. Grice.... 

Miss Lavinia L. Dock.. 

Mrs. Geraldine S. Mac- 

pherson . 

Per Mrs. Ella Morton Dean: 

Mrs. John Winters 
Brannan. 

Miss Euphemia Bakewell. 

Mrs. John E. Milholland. 

Miss Elsie Hill. 

Miss Edith C. Bump. 

Miss Frances Frothingham 
Mrs. John Stuart Coonley 

Miss Agnes Goldman. 

Miss Zonia Baber. 

Mrs. H. F. Hall. 

District of Columbia 

branch . 

Elizabeth T. Kent. 

Mrs. F. B. Nickens. 

Mrs. H. L. Bearse. 

Miss Cynthia J. Stevens.. 

Mrs. James C. Collins.... 

Miss Doris Stevens. 

Colonel Joseph Fletcher.. 

Mrs. Marsden Perry. 


Mrs. Albert Steinert. 2.00 

Mrs. William H. Blauvelt 50.00 

Miss Gladys Greiner (col¬ 
lected) . -50 

Miss Eva Jackson. 1.00 

Mrs. Wilson G. Harvey.. 5.00 

Mrs. Electa S. Lawton- 1.00 

Mrs. Charles E. Longley.. 10.00 

A Crusader . 25.00 

Mrs. Charles H. Ludington 25.00 

Mrs. Lawrence Lewis. 140.00 

Miss Margaret Knepper.. 5.00 

Miss Grace Henshaw. 150.00 

Miss Ellen W. Farrar.... 10.00 

Anonymous. 9.00 

Mrs. Julia S. Lucky. 5.00 

Libby, McNeill and Libby 25.00 

Mrs. John Winters Bran- 


110.00 _ _ 


Mrs. Dora G. Ogle. 

Johnson City, Tennessee 

.25 

25.00 

33.37 

branch . 

29.75 

Mrs. Richard Wainwright 

6.00 


Miss Mary G. Patterson. 

250.00 

5.00 

5.10 

5.00 

Mrs. Valentine Winters... 

250.00 

Mr. William H. Seaman.. 

5.00 

Miss Louise Dinman. 

1.00 


Mrs. D. D. Terry. 

55.10 

5.00 

64.87 

Miss Isabel Hill Knott.... 

10.00 

Mrs. Sarah Garretson 



Pringle . 

5.00 

5.00 


Mrs. Keppele Hall. 

5.00 

2.00 

5.00 

Mrs. Agnes H. Morey.... 

10.00 

Massachusetts branch ... 

115.00 

Mrs. Mary P. Oakes. 

50.00 

3.00 

Mrs. Henry Tustice. 

25.00 

Mrs. Caroline T. Burkham 

2.00 


Mrs. Kate W. Townsend. 

25.00 

5.00 

New Jersey branch. 

100.00 

Miss Katherine Morey... 

10.00 

1.00 

Misfi Marion McGaw. 

5.00 

1.00 

Mrs. Gertrude B. Newell. 

20.00 

1.00 

Miss A. G. Kelly. 

5.00 

5.00 

Anonymous. 

1.00 

10.00 

Mrs. Charles Prince. 

1.00 

25.00 

Mrs. Jennie S. Mendenhall 

10.00 

1.00 

Mrs. Otis Wight. 

10.00 

10.00 

Mrs. Dorothy Earle. 

5.00 

5.00 

A Friend . 

5.00 


Miss Alice L. Wood. 

5.00 

34.00 

Collections . 

.10 

7.25 

Membership fees . 

52.01 

5.00 

Sale of Tickets . 

87.00 


5.00 

Total collected by National 


20.00 

Headquarters . 

2,214.30 

32.00 

Previously acknowledged 


100.00 

in The Suffragist .... 

233,205.92 

5.00 


Total collected by National 
Headquarters through 


June 2, 1917. $235,420.22 

Total collected by branches 
through June 2, 1917 .. 33,853.55 


Grand Total . $269,273.77 

Deduction: 


Transferred from Branch 
Headquarters to Nation¬ 


al Headquarters . $1,383.50 

Grand Net Total . $267,890.27 


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The Suffragist Starts a Circulation 
Drive 


T HE Suffragist wants 5000 new subscrip¬ 
tions by September 1. 

On June 11 it will start a subscription 
drive to get them. 

The Suffragist wants every subscriber to get 
one new subscriber to help on the federal suf¬ 
frage fight. It wants each state branch of the 
National Woman’s Party to campaign to extend 
The Suffragist into every comer of the state. 


I N May the New Jersey branch started a special 
campaign for subscriptions under Mrs. Abram 
Rose, Suffragist chairman—New Jersey has al¬ 
ready turned in 36 new subscriptions through its 
headquarters alone. This is just the beginning of 
what New Jersey or any other state can do. But 
if 43 branches turn in even this small number of 
subscriptions each month, June will add 1500 
new readers to the Party paper. 

These new readers can be got easily if every 
branch makes the effort. 

What state will head the list in June? 


Circulation of Suffragist 

Circulation Manager, Miss Elizabeth Smith 
Circulation Committee 


Miss Blanche Robbins, 
Iowa 

Mrs. Abram J. Rose, N. J. 
Miss Helen Scott, Md. 
Mrs. R. N. Scott, N. C. 
Mrs. M. B. Spellman, hid. 
Mrs. Frank Stirlitb, Del. 
Miss Eliza Tonks, D. O. 
Mrs. James Whittemore, 
Mich. 

Mrs. Neuton Wing, Ga. 

. 1 X 1.100 iuanuu may , , x. c/Miss Louise 0. Young, 

Mrs. Percy Read, Va. Hi Texas 

Members Who Have Secured New Subscribers for 
“The Suffragist” 

May 20 Through June 2. 1917 


Miss Bertha Sapovits. 2 

Miss Marion May. 1 

Miss Grace Needham . 1 

Mrs. Samuel Martin. i 

Miss Beulah Amidon . 1 

Mrs. Dora G. S. Hazard. 5 

Miss Alice Paul. 1 

Mrs. Lawrence Lewis. 6 

Mrs. Marian T. Read . 1 

Miss Caroline Katzenstein. 2 

Miss Ella Riegel. 1 

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Sherman . 1 

Miss Olive Mills Belches. 1 

Mrs. Florence Brooks Whitehouse. 1 

Miss Mary Gertrude Fendall. 1 

Miss Mildred Gilbert . 8 

Mrs. Lillian L. Vose. 2 

Miss Margery Gibson Ross. 1 

Mrs. Robert Milton. 1 

Mrs. Mary J. Zipperer. 1 

Miss Marian McGaw. 1 

Miss Iris Calderhead. 2 

Miss Pauline Clarke. 1 

Miss Mabel Vernon. 1 

Mrs. J. Borden Estee. 1 

Mrs. Nettia A. Biasing. 2 


TOTAL . 42 


Miss Nettie Biasing, Minn. 
Mrs. Charlotte Dinwiddie, 
Ool. 

Mrs. Olive H. Hasbrouck, 
Mass. 

Mrs. Nell K. Irion, Idaho 
Mrs. Josephine Kempt Lin¬ 
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Mrs. Ruby Koenig, Conn. 


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